• 070-680-64248
  • futurebuildersacademy00@gmail.com
  • Ogba Lagos, Nigeria

International Examinations

Popular International Exams

ACT

The ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States. It is currently administered by ACT, a nonprofit organization of the same name. The ACT test covers four academic skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning.

 

It also offers an optional direct writing test. Knowledge / skills tested: English, math, reading, science, writing (optional) Annual number of test takers: Over 1.91 million high school graduates in the class of 2018 Scores / grades used by: Colleges or universities offering undergraduate programs (mostly in the US and Canada) Year started: 1959 Prerequisites / eligibility criteria: No official prerequisite.

 

Intended for high school students. Fluency in English assumed Purpose: Undergraduate admissions (mostly in the US and Canadian universities or colleges)

GMAT

The GMAT uses reading passages of approximately 200 to 350 words, covering topics from social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences, and business. Each passage has three or more questions based on its content. The questions ask about the main point of the passage, about what the author specifically states, about what can be logically inferred from the passage, and about the author’s attitude.

 

The Total Score, composed of the quantitative and verbal sections, is exclusive of the analytical writing assessment (AWA), and ranges from 200 to 800. About two-thirds of test takers score between 400 and 600. The score distribution resembles a bell curve with a standard deviation of approximately 100 points, meaning that the test is designed for 68% of examinees to score between 400 and 600, while the median score was originally designed to be near 500.

IELTS

The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS™, is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English, and was established in 1989.

 

Score / grade validity: 2 years Score / grade range: 0 to 9, in 0.5 band increments Countries / regions: More than 1,200 test centres in over 140 countries. Scores / grades used by: More than 10,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 140 countries. Annual number of test takers: Over 3 million in 2017.

 

Knowledge / skills tested: Listening, reading, writing and speaking of the English language Purpose: To assess the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers

SAT

The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. Since it was debuted by the College Board in 1926, its name and scoring have changed several times; originally Scores / grades used by: Most universities and colleges offering undergraduate programs in the U.S. Knowledge / skills tested: Writing, critical reading, mathematics Annual number of test takers: Over 2.1 million high school graduates in the class of 2018.

 

Year started: 1926

TOEFL

Test of English as a Foreign Language® is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions.

 

Annual number of test takers: 2.3 million p.a Knowledge / skills tested: Reading, listening, speaking and writing of the English language Score / grade validity: 2 years Scores / grades used by: More than 10,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries.

 

Countries / regions: 4,500 test centers in 165 countries.Prerequisites / eligibility criteria: No official prerequisite. Intended for non-native English speakers

GRE

The Graduate Record Examinations is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. The GRE is owned and administered by Educational Testing Service. The test was established in 1936 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

 

Annual number of test takers: 584,677 (2016) Knowledge / skills tested: Analytical writing, quantitative reasoning and verbal reasoning